- What Is The Difference Between A Breast Augmentation & Breast Implants?
- What Are Breast Implants?
- How To Choose The Right Breast Implant
- Things To Know Before Having A Breast Augmentation
- Fat Transfer Or Implants
- Augmentation Of Breasts Is Not A Quick Solution For Sagging Breasts
- Breast Augmentation Plus Lifting
- Incision Location
- Placement Of The Implants
- Quick Facts About Breast Augmentation
- Before And After
What is the difference between a breast augmentation & breast implants?
What are breast implants?
How to choose the right breast implant
Things to know before having a breast augmentation
Fat transfer or implants
Augmentation of breasts is not a quick solution for sagging breasts
Breast augmentation plus lifting
Placement of the implants
Quick facts about breast augmentation
- Am I a perfect candidate for a breast enhancement?
Any woman can augment their breasts, but before you do, ensure that you are healthy and have definite goals. Breast enhancement is best for you if you have always desired to improve the shape of your body, boost the size of your breasts, or even want to match certain clothing styles. If your breasts have changed in appearance and size after breastfeeding, augmentation is a perfect approach to shape, resize, and reposition them.
- How long takes the recovery time?
The time it takes to recover after a breast enhancement procedure varies from one person to the other. Most patients resume their normal duties after at least 48 hours. An expert at Cades Hospital will explain to you this aspect of the surgery during your consultation.
- Will augmentation lift the sagging breasts?
Placing implants underneath the breasts can lift them moderately. The extent to which the lifting occurs varies from person to person and depends on the stretch of the skin, specific characteristics, and the size of the implant used. If you have sagging breasts, the best approach to reposition them is through a breast lift. However, in most cases, your surgeon may recommend a combination of augmentation and breast lift.
- Will I need additional surgeries after augmentation
Sometimes you may need additional surgeries to achieve optimal symmetry or the breast size and shape you need. Your surgeon will advise you about the need for other supporting procedures. You may need to undergo other surgical procedures if the augmentation procedure results in any complications, such as capsular contracture or implant rupture. Breast implants are subject to aging, so with time, you may need to undergo several surgical procedures to address the effects of aging or gravity.
- What if I want to breastfeed after an augmentation?
You can breastfeed after breast enhancement, but the implants should be placed strategically. Sub-muscular placement does not interfere with the functioning of your breasts. Make sure you notify your surgeon about your plans to breastfeed in the future so we can place the implants well to allow you to do so.
- Can I resume my routine after a breast enhancement?
How soon you can resume your daily activities will depend on the nature of your work and its physical demands. Regardless, you should avoid any upper arm movements within the first two weeks after the procedure. Do not lift anything that weighs over 5 pounds. If your work involves a lot of movements or heavy lifting, it is advisable to not work until it is safe to do so.
- What should I expect?
The breast enhancement procedure is carried out under general anesthetic. Your Cades Hospital surgeon will make an incision around the nipple, under the arm, or even under the breast. The choice of the incision location is influenced by several factors, including the degree of enlargement, your body, and the type of implant, among others. After the incision, the implant will be placed in a pocket below or above your chest muscle. We will then use surgical tape or sutures to close the cuts.
- Am I too old for a breast enhancement?
Age is an important aspect of consideration when planning for any surgery. Breast enhancement is recommendable for women in their 30s. However, this does not rule you out If you are past this age bracket. Many women in their 40s and 50s have had successful breast enhancement in the past. Irrespective of your age, we encourage scheduling for an initial consultation with a surgeon to help you establish the most appropriate direction for your cosmetic goals.